Photo: Chris Smalling takes to Instagram ahead of Man United v West Brom

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is ready for the visit of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday

Chris Smalling has taken to Instagram ahead of Manchester United’s clash against West Bromwich Albion.

The Red Devils centre-half has been one of United’s form players in recent weeks and Smalling scooped the club’s player of the month award after an influential October.

While Smalling has helped United keep three successive clean sheets since a 3-0 defeat by Arsenal last month, Louis van Gaal’s side have failed to score in their last two Premier League games.

But the 25-year-old defender is ready to help the Red Devils secure a much-needed win as United look to close the gap on pace-setters Manchester City and Arsenal.

Game day! ⚽️🔴 @manchesterunited #mufc #ggmu

A photo posted by Chris Smalling (@smalling) on

Smalling has made one assist in 11 Premier League appearances for Van Gaal’s side this season.

The United defender has also netted once in four Champions League games for the Red Devils.

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Van Gaal’s men are in fourth place but four points behind leaders City and Arsenal.

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